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Monday, 29 February 2016 08:10

South African school gets secure solar kit

Mobile solar energy provider Ugesi Gold has partnered with EnergyNet to provide an off-grid primary school located in an informal settlement of Palm Ridge, Gauteng, with a mobile solar power station dubbed PowerTurtle.

According to the company, in the past other solar projects have attempted to install solar panels at off-grid schools, but due to theft the projects were not successful. However, the PowerTurtle is a unique, container-based design, which allows for unparalleled security.

Morning sunshine triggers the solar panels to unfold within minutes, which are enabled by a specifically engineered rail system, while in the evenings the solar panels will slide back into the reinforced 6m shipping container for safe keeping.

Source: ESI-Africa

Link: http://www.esi-africa.com/news/south-african-solar-co-to-launch-powerturtle/